After the failure of the first Wonder Woman television pilot, one might think the network would go back into hiding. That’s not the case for The CW who is reported to be pushing forward with a new show called Amazon, about a warrior named Iris.

Deadline reports that the television network is working on a project that may focus on the young Amazonian’s life before she left the island to join the world of Man. The site got their hands on the character breakdowns, with one of the most interesting bits indicating the central character may not be called Diana.

“She comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted ­and just as often horrified ­ by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling ­to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see ­and things to learn ­and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic ­and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.”

The ice cream line brings back memories of Adrianne Palicki’s short lived stint as Wonder Woman… remember this juicy tid-bit of news from a while back?

Diana and Myndi have a “sleepover,” complete with ice cream (“It’s been a three-scoop day”) as they watch Katy Perry’s sexually suggestive Wonder Woman homage music video and “scream like schoolgirls.” Later, Diana glimpses her original costume in the closet (the Lynda Carter one!) and sadly stares at a picture of herself and Steve in happier times, before crying herself to sleep.

Yeah… let’s hope this new script is a better take on the character than that. The pilot hasn’t been given a greenlight yet, as The CW is waiting to see what the script has to offer.  It makes since that the network would be developing a new Wonder Woman project – The Arrow continues to show solid ratings each week, and the network would be very wise to try and capitalize on that success quickly.

via Deadline

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16 Comments

  1. November 30, 2012 at 10:56 am — Reply

    Ugh.

  2. websnap
    November 30, 2012 at 11:07 am — Reply

    CW always does this for casting… most of smallvile’s casting was done under different names until the roles were cast.

    • Mike
      November 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm — Reply

      Geoff Johns tweeted the same thing this morning when this rumour hit the internet.

  3. Josh "Spaceboot" Treleaven
    November 30, 2012 at 11:21 am — Reply

    I do wonder if the name Diana would be evocative of the real-world dead princess of the same name.

  4. November 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm — Reply

    Feh

  5. aerohalen1
    November 30, 2012 at 2:55 pm — Reply

    Damn,how hard is it to make a Wonder Woman movie or tv show?

  6. November 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm — Reply

    Allan Heinberg said the same thing, and he’s the man behind this show, so Iris is just a code name. Designed to prevent this very thing from happening.

  7. November 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm — Reply

    Just because the first shot was a bust, it doesn’t mean the whole concept is dead forever. Call me cautiously optimistic… With the caveat that all TV is stupid, so more stupid TV is simply a foregone conclusion regardless of genre or subject matter.

  8. November 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm — Reply

    I would like to thank the Yiddish language for providing the best phrase to describe this situation:

    Oy vey.

  9. Christina
    November 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm — Reply

    It does sound awful, but I still think the name is the worst bit- at least at this stage. No one who flips through their TV listings looking for something to watch will know what the heck it is by its name- confusing and possibly alienating Wonder Woman fans. Why is writing Wonder Woman so difficult??

  10. M. Walsh
    November 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm — Reply

    This sounds awful.

    I love that she apparently comes from a world “relentless brutality” and has been raised on the battlefield. So much for PARADISE Island, I guess.

    But I continue to be baffled when creators complain how Wonder Woman is so hard to write because she’s “unrelatable,” and yet seem to insist on writing her as a dumbass who can’t comprehend ice cream.
    This new show…but also refer to Wonder Woman’s appearance in Justice League #3 where she’s fascinated by an ice cream cone.

    Newsflash guys: when you have your protagonist confounded by the concept of food….people aren’t thinking, “Wow, she’s a stranger in a strange land and I relate to that.”
    They’re thinking, “This person is a f**king moron.”

    You want Wonder Woman to be relatable? Try WRITING her as a relatable character. You especially, Geoff Johns.
    Just a thought.

  11. Ricco
    December 1, 2012 at 11:20 am — Reply

    The words: “Kill it with fire” come to mind…

  12. December 2, 2012 at 1:44 pm — Reply

    What’s so wrong with the name Diana? Why CW? Why?

  13. December 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm — Reply

    Latest word from writer Allan Heinberg is that the name Iris is just a code name the producers used to avoid attention from the show.So her name will be Diana on the show.

  14. AllenBT
    December 3, 2012 at 8:25 am — Reply

    Another fish out of water character. Please…And in the age of satellite mapping and 24 hour news cycles, exactly how does one hide a country or island big enough to have constant warfare (btw: who’s this warfare against?).

    Another half baked plot concept.

  15. b003
    December 3, 2012 at 10:38 pm — Reply

    Iris the CW would go away.

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